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Today in Culture January 5, 2022: White City Devil Heads To Hulu | Wisconsin Triennial Presents Black Female Performers | Trinity Irish Dance in the Auditorium


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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art announces triennial artists

Twenty-three artists have been selected by Madison Museum of Contemporary Art guest curator Fatima Laster for the Wisconsin 2022 Triennale for the exhibition “Ain’t I a Woman?” , Featuring work by black female artists from Wisconsin. “The Wisconsin Triennale is known as a celebration of the breadth and range of artistic practice in the state,” the MMoCA reported in a statement. This exhibit “shines a spotlight on black female artists from Wisconsin who are developing the nature and scope of artistic production. The exhibit will spotlight an intergenerational group of women working in different disciplines including murals, printmaking, sculpture , painting, performance and textiles “. The theme of the Wisconsin 2022 Triennale “draws much needed attention to the fact that most of the opportunities for racial and gender equity and inclusion in the arts have been dominated by black men and white women at the same time. exclusion of black women. The exhibition “expands the discourse and shines a light on pioneering women and their work.” Following here.

University of Minnesota opens online portal to Mexican-American art

Star-Tribune reports on “a joint project of the University of Minnesota and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.” ‘Rhizomes of Mexican-American Art Since 1848’ is an open source online portal that houses nearly 20,000 objects of art and visual culture from libraries, archives and museums via rhizomes.umn.edu… Six researchers, curators and archivists launched Rhizomes in 2017, but the project quickly expanded to twenty-five people. Very early on, they asked themselves, “What do you use when looking for art?” said Karen Mary Davalos, professor of Chicano and Latin studies at U of M. “That’s when we learned that this was a huge project across the country.”


The old Futures floor will be an electrical substation

Charge to the Future: “In a real estate deal that marks a literal energy transfer, a former Chicago futures trading hub will become a ComEd substation,” David Roeder reports to the Sun-Times. “The utility bought the building at 333 South LaSalle, formerly the largest trading floor for the Chicago Board of Trade. The site has seen little use for years because the old auction pits – where brokers and speculators traded via hand signals – have been replaced by electronic markets. ComEd purchased the 300,000 square foot building for $ 39.5 million.

Legislation has been introduced to create the Bronzeville National Heritage Zone

Legislation introduced last year to create a national heritage area in Bronzeville is currently being considered by a subcommittee on national parks before being passed by the House and Senate, YIMBY reports. “The bills would create the Bronzeville-Black Metropolis National Heritage Zone, becoming one of the state’s three, and are supported by Representative Bobby Rush and Senator Dick Durbin.”

Take charge of dismantling Lincoln Park

“Is it okay for people to demolish homes and create open spaces in areas served by public transport, just because they can afford it?” ” Emily Talen asks the Sun-Times reader and professor of urban planning at the University of Chicago.. “Many affluent Chicago neighborhoods are moving in this perverse direction – towards lower density and therefore higher housing costs – even in places close to public transportation. In Lincoln Park and Lakeview, there is an epidemic of destruction of multi-family dwellings. The demolition and conversion of multi-family units into luxury single-family dwellings in leafy neighborhoods served by public transit is just about the worst direction the city can take. Where does it end? Should the ultra-rich be allowed to demolish real estate in this way? What is the impact on small businesses and schools, in addition to affordability? “

Afghan refugee provides rugs for new arrivals

“Shams Frough couldn’t believe what he was seeing on the news at the end of August. As American forces prepared to leave Afghanistan, the Taliban increasingly seized the country it calls home ”, reports the Sun-Times. “Frough owns Kapisa Rugs, an Evanston store specializing in traditional Afghan rugs… As hundreds of Afghan refugees arrived in the Chicago area, Frough thought of something he could do: help clean up and deliver traditional rugs to the homes of newcomers. … It’s a shock when refugees have to leave their carpets behind. Having a traditional rug in their new location can help them adjust.


PBR apologizes for “Try to eat A—” Tweet

PBR’s Twitter account had words for a dry January, indicates the age of the ad. “Don’t you drink in January?” Try to eat some ass! ” Add WGN-TV: “The post was quickly deleted from the brand’s account, but not before Twitter users responded with shock, confusion and, in many cases, stunned fun. A few brands, including Slim Jim and the Waitr delivery app, joined in the discussion. “We don’t eat what we don’t deliver, and we don’t deliver” tweeted the waiter. “Pabst appears to have limited its presence on Twitter,” writes WGN-TV. “The brand has only shared one tweet—that simply reads ‘Beer’-since Monday.”


Cinespace buyers reach agreement on Babelsberg studio in Berlin

“TPG Real Estate Partners has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Studio Babelsberg AG, the German film studio”, Hollywood Reporter reports. “The acquisition of the European studio complex comes as the boom in streaming content pushes Wall Street and hedge funds to acquire studio campuses… In November, TREP purchased studio campuses in Toronto and Chicago from Cinespace Studios, which houses the production of major films and television programs. series… It is understood that the real estate equity investment arm of asset company TPG has paid approximately $ 1.1 billion to Cinespace Studios in Chicago and Cinespace Toronto.

Keanu to star in Scorsese-produced Hulu series of “Devil In The White City”

Deadline reports that a serial adaptation of Erik Larson’s “Devil In The White City” in 2003 is headed for Hulu; Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, who owns the rights, are among the producers.


Buffet Chopin Theater in Wicker Park

The Chopin Theater in Wicker Park is asking for help, Block Club Chicago reports, to “compensate for the increase in expenses and the loss of income from canceled performances.” Chopin’s artistic director, Zygmunt Dyrkacz, said the century-old theater has also “decided to cancel the concessions, which are a big chunk of our budget, just to make it safer.” “Dyrkacz said operating costs have also increased as the team updates ventilation equipment and implements additional cleaning protocols…” We will survive. The question is, how difficult will it be to do it? ‘ “

Chicago’s Trinity Irish Dance Company returns to Auditorium Theater

The Auditorium Theater will present the Trinity Irish Dance Company for a one night only show on February 5th. the Auditorium relays. “We are delighted to continue our valued partnership with the Trinity Irish Dance Company for many years to come,” said Rich Regan, CEO of the Auditorium Theater, in a statement. “CDTI is a wonderful ambassador for the city of Chicago with its international reach and dedication to greater diversity and gender equality in Irish dance.” Founded in 1990, TIDC is a contemporary Irish-American performing arts company that “opened up the possibilities of this ancient form, making it relevant to a contemporary audience. The strength of the company’s mission to elevate the traditional form of Irish dance while sending a clear message of empowering women brings together dancers and musicians from all over the world. As the commercial world of Irish dance celebrates and seeks sameness, CDTI celebrates the uniqueness and the individuals who will bring the work to life in a new way. Following here.

City Lit updates security policy

An update from City Lit Producer and Artistic Director Terry McCabe: “We will strictly follow CDC recommendations in all matters. If that means we need to cancel performances, we will cancel them. If that doesn’t mean that, we won’t. In the unlikely event that a cast or crew member is positive and reports symptoms, I’ll cancel as many shows as needed to make sure we get back to a solid foundation, even if that means everything else. of running… The CDC says that right after vaccination, the most important thing is ventilation (or filtering the air if you can’t ventilate). Our space has windows along one wall, which allows us to ventilate easily. We will continue to open the windows after each performance and use fans to bring the air in and out to circulate the fresh air for the next performance. The CDC estimates that, depending on the size of the room, good ventilation should take sixty to ninety minutes to achieve 100% exchange of old air for new; we let ours run for twelve hours. Following here.


What is exempt from compulsory vaccination?

WTTW investigates what is exempt from vaccination requirements: “Houses of worship; grocery stores (with a caveat regarding indoor dining areas); locations at O’Hare and Midway International Airports; Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools and daycares; locations in buildings where use is restricted to residents, owners or tenants; catering establishments offering only charitable food services, such as soup kitchens; hotels (indoor dining rooms are not exempt).

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